Archive for November 8th, 2011

Each month, St. Francis teachers recognize one student in their classroom who embodies the behavior of our school’s namesake, St. Francis.  Congratulations to October’s winners of this prestigious award.

KA – Sarah Q

KB – Lorena S 

1A – Maya D

1B – Thomas P

2A – Paul G

2B – Rachel H

3A – Dominic L

3B – Alexis L

4A – Emma G

4B – Lucas K 

5A – Grace M

5B – Brian A

6A – Mikayla C

6B – Cristin C

7A – Michael V

7B – Gene F

8A – Alexander H

8B  – Haley G

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In addition to planning, grading and delivering curriculum, classroom teachers also spend quality time attending to administrative tasks and participating in professional growth activities. Teaching is a dynamic profession.  Therefore, good teachers are always looking for opportunities to become more effective educators. As individual teachers and as a school St. Francis has been conducting an internal audit of school programs and processes. This audit, known as the WCEA/WASC accreditation review, is exhaustive and time consuming but extremely worthwhile. St. Francis teachers and administrators have been busy this fall preparing the WCEA/WASC report. The report is scheduled to be completed in January in advance of the team visit in late March.

Last Friday, November 4, St. Francis teachers joined hundreds of Catholic school educators at Serra Catholic School for the annual Diocesan in-service. The keynote speaker addressed the audience on an educational initiative designed to improve instruction and promote achievement. In addition to work on the WCEA/WASC report and growing professionally, St. Francis teachers regularly attend in-school meetings, before and after school and at lunch, to address the specific educational needs of individual students. Our teachers work hard to be effective educators for every student. As principal I appreciate the great effort by our teachers to provide an excellent educational experience for our students. I also appreciate parent support for our educational mission. Your countless contributions of time, energy, and resources are greatly appreciated. Together, we form the village that nurtures and educates our children.

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